Here are some of our favorite gluten-free cookbooks.
The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre. October 2007.
Summary: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook offers readers and foods lovers a new and in-depth look at foods found in their whole form with ideas about how to prepare them. There are more than 200 delicious, nourishing recipes plus a whole lot more. The authors provide evidence-based information on food sensitivities, including ways to adapt recipes without gluten, dairy, eggs, or soy; sweet and savory whole grain baked goods that are gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free, and a schedule for introducing solid foods to infants.
Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy Delicious Meals by Silvana Nardone, forward by Rachael Ray. August 2010.
Summary: In Cooking for Isaiah Silvana Nardone takes you inside her family’s kitchen where she shows you that cooking and baking gluten and dairy-free is easier than you think. After her son was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, the magazine editor set out to find recipes to keep her family fed…gluten free. She shares tips on creating delicious meals – from spaghetti and meatballs with garlic crumbs to chocolate chunk cookies to a tried and true all-purpose flour blend and pancake mix recipe. The pictures are marvelous!
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam. July 2009
Back Cover Summary: Popular food blogger Elana Amsterdam offers ninety-nine family-friendly classics ranging from pancakes to eggplant parmesan to chocolate cake, all of which feature her gluten-free ingredient of choice: almond flour. Chapters include recipes for breakfast dishes, crackers, cupcakes, bars, and more. Because these recipes are high in protein and fiber they are also great for people with diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. GFP favorite recipe: the Muesli Bread.
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy: From Prep to Plate Without the Fuss – 200+ Recipes for People with Food Sensitivities by Carol Lee Fenster, PhD. August 2007
Summary: Fenster reveals all her shortcuts, tips, and timesaving techniques from nearly twenty years as the gluten-free cooking authority. In Gluten-Free Quick & Easy, a hot meal makes it to the table without a complicated ingredient list or a lengthy wait. Fenster emphasizes the necessity of "planned-overs" not "left-overs" that creatively use elements of one meal in the preparation of another, whether it becomes an ingredient the next day, the next week, or the next month. Recipes for make-ahead baking mixes and techniques to shorten baking times means cooks stay on track. And her comprehensive menu plans and ideas help pull together a week's worth of meals with ease.
Cuisine For Whole Health by Pauli Halstead. October 2009.
Summary: Cuisine for Whole Health presents a straightforward argument for a diet that is gluten-free, refined-free, chemical, antibiotic and hormone-free, and Halstead includes many simple and delicious recipes honed from her years as a world-class chef. In addition to recipes, she covers topics that include: how to successfully minimize carbohydrates, optimum daily protein requirements, oils and fats that improve nutrition, key ingredients and where to purchase them, foods to avoid, how to save money by eating sustainably and more. Chapters include recipes for a good breakfast, soups, salads, condiments and sauces and how to prepare wild caught seafood, grass-fed beef, and fruit based desserts. GFP favorite: Mediterranean Orange Almond Cake.
Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Everyday Foods the Whole Family Will Love, by Carlyn Berghoff, Sarah Berghoff McClure, Suzanne P. Nelson, Nancy Ross Ryan. April 2013
Summary: With 100 recipes for teen and family favorites such as Pizza, Mac 'n' Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, Almond Streusel Coffee Cake, and more, Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen proves that teens and their families don’t have to sacrifice on foods, flavor, or convenience to eat gluten free.